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Pisa Fantasy

Pisa Fantasy
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Copyright: Francis Xavier Camilleri (fransx) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-09-16
Categories: Humorous, Architecture, Experimental
Camera: Canon PowerShot G12
Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-10-11 0:37
Viewed: 1433
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The reflection in the glass of a Gelateria in Piazza dei Miracoli, Pisa Italy, of the famous leaning Tower brought nearly straight in this reflection Fantasy.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is the freestanding bell tower, of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa, known worldwide for its unintended tilt to one side. It is situated behind the Cathedral and is the third oldest structure in Pisa's Cathedral Square (Piazza del Duomo or Piazza Dei Miracoli) after the Cathedral and the Baptistry. The tower's tilt began during construction, caused by an inadequate foundation on ground too soft on one side to properly support the structure's weight. The tilt increased in the decades before the structure was completed, and gradually increased until the structure was stabilized (and the tilt partially corrected) by efforts in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2012-10-11 1:10]

Good Morning Francis,

I've been to Pisa and I've seen many people shooting the Tower of Pisa with their ideas e.g. some tried to make the tilt corrected with hand support, some kicking the tower and some even carrying it away haha. But your idea of putting it on ice cream cart is interesting. Beautifully shot image. Even in reflection but the details are excellent. Well done my friend. Thanks for sharing.

Kind Regards,

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-10-11 1:51]

Hi Francis,

Very creative.
The scene fits so well as a reflection, the would be so ideal as an advertising poster. Very neat job, i like the wheel and the way it feels touchable, tfs

stv ;o))

Masterpiece Francis!
The fantasy has not altered the quality of the naturalist shot of the famous tower that is evidence of the value of human effort that sought to preserve.
Best regards.

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  • yanm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 84 N: 1189] (10601)
  • [2012-10-11 3:43]

Very nice reflection of the pisa tower and the icecream cart :D

Hi Francis
Great shot here.
Even with a reflection, color and sharpness are incredible.
The leaning Tower of Pisa has never look so straight.
nice compo nicely done

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-10-11 7:23]


quelle compo et iamge sueprbe quel reflet de cette fameuse tour de Pise avec les gelati à l'Italienne sueprbe compo et délicieuse iamge.

bravo et amitié


I like your approach to this world famous architecture! Great lighting and dof with nice details for a reflection. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2012-10-11 10:46]

I have seen many photos of this tower but never such interesting reflections, clever presentation, perfectly done

Ciao Francis, fantastic reflection of famous tower, great idea well realized, wonderful pastel colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Francis,
Excellent POV. and DOF..with a sharp details,
great architecture of the Pisa tower
Nice with a correction of the tilt :)
good reflection too.

Olá francis
Cool, really coll...it is a interesting architecture very well play with good colors and sharpness. cool
um abraço

This is indeed an original approach to shoot this ionic location, Francis!

The sharpness and POV are excellent, and colors are natural.
Light and exposure are well handled, and details are fantastic.
Well done!

Kind regards,

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2012-10-11 20:26]

Hi Francis,
Now that is a unusual photo of this iconic tower. with millions and millions of photos of this, I guess it is not easy to fins a new view! You did well.

Hi Francis..nice shot...well composed with excellent focus and exposure.


> Beautiful view mirror reflection!
Nice composition, really colors, lovely detailed picture.
Very well done, TFS.



Hi Francis, an excellent presentation of the famous Pisa Tower - Perfect reflection - it is soo crative ... you must have your eyes always wandering around !!!!
Great light and clarity.
Thanks for the interesting note and I like the framing.
Kindest regards Monika

Hi Francis,
A nice tight crop with unique reflections of the tower.Interesting archetectural details,well captured.

Hehe, not (at all) my favorite subject matter, Francis-Xavier, but this picture deserves full marks. Not only because of the good metering, but also because of its originality. It's quite a relief to see this tower pretty straight, without the other buildings leaning. You choose a good angle to obtain this effect. The play of reflexions adds interest as well.
TFS & kind regards,

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